Running is the best. Honestly, it’s simply the best way to activate those endorphins that keep us coming back to fitness and a healthy lifestyle. No matter how you feel before a run, afterwards it’s always worth it.
Long and slow, short and intense, your bodies ability to recognize exercise is amazing and it rewards you with a high that’s on par with drug use.
So why don’t more people do it?
Hard to say really. Running culture is one the most welcoming, friendly and supportive atmosphere’s one can experience. It’s on par with joining a church! No matter how big, small, slow or uncoordinated you are, a running group would be more than happy to have you as a part of their team. Heck, even the lanky, uber-fast ‘elites’ are excited to see new runners at their clubs.
Running groups have coaches that will help you set realistic goals on an achievable timeline. What’s really cool is that you can apply the same goal-setting strategies to other aspects of your life. In an era of instant gratification, we want results that are evident in the short term.
Running is hard, but the results show up fairly quickly for those who stick with it. Especially if you surround yourself with friendly, supportive and encouraging people.
When’s your next run?
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